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Women and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century England: Bodies, Identities, and Power

Women and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century England: Bodies, Identities, and Power

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Soile Ylivuori
October 23, 2018

This first in-depth study of women’s politeness examines the complex relationship individuals had with the discursive ideals of polite femininity. Contextualising women’s autobiographical writings (journals and letters) with a wide range of eighteenth-century printed didactic material, it analyses...

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